Local youth to create mural in Kelowna City Park

Under the supervision of mural artists David and Jorden Doody, 12 local youth will create a new mural for City Park this weekend.

  • Jul. 3, 2012 3:00 p.m.

The Kelowna Art Gallery has enlisted the talent of 12 gifted local youth to create a new mural for City Park this weekend.

Working under the supervision of two dynamic mural artists from Vancouver, David and Jorden Doody, the group will paint the mural on the lake-side (west-facing) wall of an existing building on Hot Sands Beach in City Park.

Drawing inspiration from the Kelowna Art Gallery’s new exhibition Bearing Witness, the work will have a multicultural theme, featuring dynamic imagery that is representative of the participants’ cultures. The mural will replace the existing artwork that currently adorns the building, created by children in 2007.

This art project as it happens on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This art project is a partnership between the Kelowna Art Gallery and the City of Kelowna’s Park Services Department, and is made possible through funding provided by Kelowna Community Resources, and with the generous donation of all paint provided by Golden Paints.

The exhibition Bearing Witness is on view at the Kelowna Art Gallery through Aug. 19, and is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, with the generous support of The Killy Foundation and Odlum Brown Limited.

For more information about current exhibitions, public programming or special events, please visit the Kelowna Art Gallery at www.kelownaartgallery.com.

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